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Dicentra spectabilis 'Valentine®' (Hordival)

#PP22739, COPF

Also called Old Fashioned Bleedingheart

Dicentra spectabilis 'Hordival' - Valentine® Bleedingheart

More About Dicentra spectabilis Valentine® ('Hordival') (PP22739, COPF)

  • AKA Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Valentine'
  • True, bright red flowers with protruding, white petals emerge on arching, red stems
  • Foliage emerges a deep purple and fades to a plum-green as the plant matures
  • Leaves are coarsely divided on this robust, upright plant
  • Foliage goes dormant in late summer
  • Bloom Time: Spring




60-75 cm


50-60 cm


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Valentine® Bleedingheart Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a cool, moist soils that are fertile, humus, rich and well-drained, in partial to full shade. Providing the plant has adequate moisture, it also grows well in sun, but may go dormant sooner. Dicentra may benefit if some of the main stems are tipped back to about half after flowering, to produce a more compact and sturdy plant. Protect from strong winds, but does not require staking. Plants do not like to be divided and are not prone to any serious insect or disease problems.

Dicentra spectabilis Valentine® ('Hordival') (PP22739, COPF) Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average

Growth Rate


Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum



Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge

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